I currently own two closed over ear cans:shure srh840,sony mdr 1r.
I want to upgrade to something better.
Shure srh840 has good sound overall (with few downsides),but is big and funny on the head.I have them 4 years now and the build quality is fine,headphone and pads are in good condition.The construction leaves something to be desired though.I feel I have to take extra care when handling them.
Sony MDR 1R.I only like them when listening at moderate to lower volume.The sound is a bit colored and I don't like it's mids at normal to higher volume that much.It has good detail and imaging,and sweet sound though,at lower volumes.
It's good looking on the head,but has some build quality issues,like the jack rattle,and the wind issue(wind passing through the holes on earcaups making noise).
So I want to find a good quality circumaural closed back portable,easy to drive from a good mp3 player.
I listen to many genres,like classical,pop,disco/dance,love songs/ballads,rock,electronic,house music,and whatever touches me emotionally.
My ears are 6.5 cm and don't stick out that much.
I had a problem with an AKG K550 once (and a bit less with MDR 1R),with my ears touching the inside plastic covering of the drivers,causing a little pain after some hour of listening time.
So I want to find a closed back,circumaural headphone,easy to drive with no external amps,with the following requirements:
-Good quality,balanced/neutral sound,with not too emphasized bass/mids/highs.Good soundstage imaging with good sense of depth.I don't care if it's not that wide/open sounding.Good all around sound,not too clinical,not too soft/coloured.Good quality sound that will not hurt my ears with not so good recordings,but it will be capable to play nice good quality recordings too.
-It must be easy to drive from a good portable player.I don't want to use external amps.
-Good comfort and fit,I want it to be stable on the head,if I move my head a bit forward or backwards.I don't want my ears to touch hard plastic driver coverings.
-Detachable cable,long enough for use with desktop system too,which doesn't transfer noise when touching my clothes.I also want the connection to be noise free and secure.I want the cable to terminate at mini jack for easier use with portables.
-Replaceable earpads.I want them to be pleather or leather type.I don't like the velour when I sweat at summer.
-Good looking if I want to use them in public.No headband that extends like the one of the shure 840,no very big earcups.
-Good build quality.I don't want to be very carefull all the time with them.
-No wind issue due to holes on the headphones,like the MDR 1R.
-Max 300 euro.I would like it to be not more that 200 euros to be honest,but if it's something really good,I could be a bit patient and save up for 300.
So what are your suggestions?There are so many models of closed over ear portable.And unfortunatelly,I can't find them somewhere to demo them.
Thanks in advance